Miller Fisher syndrome

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Miller Fisher syndrome

Miller-Fisher syndrome is a rare, acquired nerve disease that is considered to be a variant of Guillain-BarrŽ syndrome. It is characterized by abnormal muscle coordination, paralysis of the eye muscles, and absence of the tendon reflexes. Like Guillain-BarrŽ syndrome, symptoms may be preceded by a viral illness. Additional symptoms include generalized muscle weakness and respiratory failure. The majority of individuals with Miller-Fisher syndrome have a unique antibody that characterizes the disorder. Treatment includes intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) or plasmapheresis (a procedure in which antibodies are removed from the blood) and supportive care.
 

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GBS/CIDP Foundation International

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP and variants by: Providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families so that GBS or CIDP patients can depend on the Foundation for support, and reliable up-to-date information. Providing public and professional educational programs worldwide designed to heighten awareness and improve the understanding and treatment of GBS, CIDP and variants. Expanding the Foundation’s role in sponsoring research and engaging in patient advocacy.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Miller Fisher syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

GBS/CIDP Foundation International

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP and variants by: Providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families so that GBS or CIDP patients can depend on the Foundation for support, and reliable up-to-date information. Providing public and professional educational programs worldwide designed to heighten awareness and improve the understanding and treatment of GBS, CIDP and variants. Expanding the Foundation’s role in sponsoring research and engaging in patient advocacy.

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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The terms "Miller Fisher syndrome" returned 63 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Case of Miller Fisher Syndrome, Thromboembolic Disease, and Angioedema: Association or Coincidence?
 

Author(s): Nooshin Salehi, Eric D Choi, Roger C Garrison

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BACKGROUND Miller Fisher Syndrome is characterized by the clinical triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and areflexia, and is considered to be a variant of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Miller Fisher Syndrome is observed in approximately 1-5% of all Guillain-Barre cases in Western countries. ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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Overlap of Myasthenia Gravis and Miller Fisher Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Yuji Tanaka, Kazuo Satomi

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2016 ;55(14):1917-8.

 

In this case report, we describe a patient with myasthenia gravis (MG) and Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) overlap. A 69-year-old woman presented with acute bilateral ptosis, ophthalmoplegia, ataxic gait, and areflexia. The MFS diagnosis was confirmed with by a positive anti-GQ1b IgG ...

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2016

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Last Updated: 15 Aug 2014

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International Guillain-Barré Syndrome Outcome Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Guillain-Barré Syndrome; Miller Fisher Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017

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